Tough night with senescent wines; St. Joseph and Champagne

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Warren Taranow
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Tough night with senescent wines; St. Joseph and Champagne

#1 Post by Warren Taranow » July 11th, 2019, 9:48 pm

I wanted some wines with a few years under their belts and some "oomph" to stand up to halibut curry.

2009 Domaine Faury St. Joseph Blanc

Note to self; don't lose St. Joseph Blancs in the cellar for years. Long in the tooth (to the point of being edentulous). Advanced with oxidized pineapple aromas, flabby palate. Down the sink

Next up: back-up

NV David Leclapart Champagne Premier Cru L'Artiste Blanc de Blancs Pas Dosé Trépail

This was bycatch; an older bottle purchased at auction in a mixed lot (and not my target). I believe it was a '97. Maybe not fully over the hill, but well beyond the apex of said hill. Drinkable but not much more.

Curry was awesome.

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#2 Post by Dennis Atick » July 12th, 2019, 3:16 am

I'll admit, I had to google senescent.

Better luck tonight!
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#3 Post by Markus S » July 12th, 2019, 4:53 am

Best word used in a tasting note title!
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#4 Post by Jim Stewart » July 12th, 2019, 5:10 am

Markus S wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 4:53 am
Best word used in a tasting note title!
. . . paired with what might be the best word ever used in any post in the tasting note itself: edentulous

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#5 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » July 12th, 2019, 5:14 am

Dennis Atick wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 3:16 am
I'll admit, I had to google senescent.

Better luck tonight!
Senescent wines become evanescent and ultimately lose their luminescence, ephemeral in fact, like leaves susurrating in a warm summer breeze.

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#6 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » July 12th, 2019, 6:36 am

Rather than whip out my dicktionary I'll just sad that 09 Rhone tn makes me sad. Should have been so good now.
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#7 Post by Charles Weiss » July 12th, 2019, 6:38 am

Dennis Atick wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 3:16 am
I'll admit, I had to google senescent.
I used to know what it meant, but I got old and forgot.

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#8 Post by john stimson » July 12th, 2019, 10:11 pm

I tend to prefer pubescent white rhones myself, for the most part.

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#9 Post by Anton D » July 12th, 2019, 11:05 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 5:14 am
Dennis Atick wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 3:16 am
I'll admit, I had to google senescent.

Better luck tonight!
Senescent wines become evanescent and ultimately lose their luminescence, ephemeral in fact, like leaves susurrating in a warm summer breeze.
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#10 Post by Anton D » July 12th, 2019, 11:09 pm

A movingly nostalgic and elegiac tasting note for a wine from a more halcyon time.

A wistful journey to bygone days.
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#11 Post by Anton D » July 12th, 2019, 11:10 pm

A good Popsicle is quiescently frozen.
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#12 Post by marc d » July 13th, 2019, 7:25 am

Speaking of St Joseph blanc, I think I have a bottle of the 09 Gonon Oliviers blanc in my cellar. Maybe I should drink it soon. I had hopes at one point that these Gonon whites would evolve something like a Hermitage blanc which are delicious and spectacular with age.

Their vines are growing on steeply sloped vineyards in granite soil and are directly across the river from Hermitage hill. Before they blew up, they were very reasonably priced, but the 2010 was the last time I bought, as the price and popularity rose out of a good value buy for me.

Hey Warren tell me how you did the halibut curry. Sounds very interesting!
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#13 Post by Yao C » July 13th, 2019, 8:14 am

Warren Taranow wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 9:48 pm
flabby palate
Sounds more callipygian to me :)
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